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Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Written by: Katana Collins
Art by: Matteo Scalera

Harley’s pursuit of the Golden Age killer gets personal. Still in the fog of her discovery about Hector’s obsession, she relives her darkest memory of Jack’s transformation into The Joker-and her own early evolution into Harley Quinn. With Bruce’s counsel, she grapples with the guilt of her past and makes a choice that sends her straight into Starlet and the Producer’s den for an expertly staged showdown that will either crack the case or end her life.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat and More!

A mistress of Kombat. A Lord of the Sith. A Jedi Knight. The King of Halloween. The Maid of Mirth. An arachnid warrior. Six champions face off in comic shops this week, and the winner… is you! Whether you prefer video games, comics, movies or animation; affordable PVC dioramas or deluxe resin statues, there’s something for you at your local comic shop!

DC Comic Gallery DCeased Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Death becomes her! The Suicide Squad’s liveliest heroine has survived the zombie outbreak and retained her trademark attitude. Blowing a kiss with her face covered with scars, she strikes a pose by a chain-link fence in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #JUN201790, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Ghost Spider PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Posting a handstand on a New York City rooftop, the web-slinger formerly known as Spider-Gwen leaps back into the Marvel Gallery line with this all-new sculpt! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jon Matthews. (Item #AUG202100, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Ghost Spider PVC Diorama

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This one is for the fans! Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat 11 video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #JUN198963, SRP: $49.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

Nightmare Before Christmas Gallery What is This Jack PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s this? What’s this! An all-new Nightmare Before Christmas diorama has arrived! Depicting Jack Skellington discovering the world of Christmas Town, with umbrella and snowflake in hand atop a gingerbread house, this approximately 11-inch tall sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Cortes Studios. Formerly a Gamestop exclusive. (Item #AUG202106, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker 1/7 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! The Clone Wars continue with this all-new animated-style bust! Anakin Skywalker joins his master Obi-Wan Kenobi™ in this approximately 6-inch tall, 1/7 scale resin bust. Based on the character’s appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full color window box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # AUG202094, SRP: $59.99)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ Anakin Skywalker™ 1/7 Scale Bust

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Capturing the moment that stunned a generation, from 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this approximately 16-inch statue shows Darth Vader issuing his famous proclamation, “I am your father,” from a platform in the bowels of Cloud City. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202641, SRP: $600.00)

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

Review: Future State: Harley Quinn #1

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

Future State: Harley Quinn #1 is the first comic I read as part of DC’s Future State and if it’s any indication, we’re in for a treat of two months. With the multiverse saved in Dark Nights: Death Metal and a world of possibility now open, DC has taken that opportunity to take two months to tell stories about possible futures. New creative teams with new concepts breathing some fresh air into a line that has been all over the place.

In this future Gotham, The Magistrate has come in getting rid of Batman and the outlawing of “masks”. A high-tech police state, the world feels like the futuristic takes we’ve seen in so many anime, neon yet dark.

Writer Stephanie Phillips delivers a very interesting start of things in Future State: Harley Quinn #1. Harley has been captured by a reformed Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow. Instead of being executed, she’s tasked with providing her expertise and knowledge in how to capture other villains still loose in the city. It’s a spin on a concept we’ve seen so many times before and near perfected in Silence of the Lambs. Harley plays Hannibal Lector’s role to Crane’s Clarice.

It’s a very interesting spin on the character and one we’ve only seen here and there. Phillips lays heavily into Quinn’s previous experience working with inmates in Arkham and that expertise is what’s on display. It’s a welcome change to the dynamic moving away from the wacky jokes and off the wall energy and instead giving us something familiar but new. This Harley still makes cracks and goes on tangents but is less of a Looney Tunes character. It’s one I personally enjoy reading a lot more and hopefully this is what we can expect when her regular series returns.

Phillips also really digs into the drive of some of Batman’s rogue gallery. It’s something that’s not explored enough and to see this solution of dealing with them makes you question what’s been done before. Harley points out what’s driving these villains and uses it against them to capture them.

The art by Simone Demeo, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Troy Peteri pops. As I described above, the style reminds me much more of manga and anime with brighter colors highlighted by pinks, purples, blues, and reds. There’s a dayglow aspect about it all that catches the eye as it looks so different than what DC regularly publishes. The character designs too are fantastic with an animated/anime style about them. It’s visually fantastic to go along with a solid story.

Future State: Harley Quinn #1 is a hell of a start and I world I want to see more of. There’s so much teased and hinted at, I want more! Two issues are not enough! The look and story are fantastic and such a change from what we’ve seen so often with the character. While some aspects are familiar and been done, the overall package is fresh and new. It’s a fantastic comic with Harley Quinn and that’s coming from someone who’s not the biggest fan of the character. If I’m recommending it, it’s a solid buy.

Story: Stephanie Phillips Art: Simone Dimeo
Color: Tamra Bonvillain Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Future State: Harley Quinn #1

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

Written by: Stephanie Nicole
Art by: Simone Di Meo

In a bold move that rocks Gotham City, the Magistrate has imprisoned Harley Quinn! The villain once known as the Scarecrow, now a pawn of the Magistrate, taps into Harley’s knowledge of Gotham’s villains and the Black Mask Gang for his own dark purposes. Crane and his bosses think they have Harley Quinn defeated and her spirit broken, but they are sorely mistaken-and Harley will have her revenge. Written by rising star writer Stephanie Phillips and drawn by fan-favorite artist Simone Di Meo, the next era of Harley Quinn begins here!

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

Pop! Heroes: DC Imperial Palace Wave 1 is Out Soon

DC‘s collaboration with the Chinese Imperial Palace is getting the Funko treatment with Pop! Heroes: Imperial Palace.

The figures feature Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Robin with a chase figure.

Announced in 2019 Pop Life Global and China’s Imperial Palace revealed a collaboration with DC Collectibles. Figures from that were to launch in retail in June 2019. These new Funko Pop!s riff on those designs.


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Preview: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #17

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #17

Story: Liz Erickson
Art: Tom Derenick
Letterer: Josh Reed
Digital Release Date December 23 2020

“The Morning After”

Harley is absolutely determined to give Boxing Day the over-the-top celebration it deserves, and small considerations like “knowing what Boxing Day is” aren’t going to get in her way. But when a low-down crook steals an entire orphanage’s worth of presents one day after Christmas, you’d better believe she’s gonna get in THAT guy’s way…

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #17

Review: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #17

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #17

DC Comics has done an amazing job with Harley: Quinn: Black + White + Red. The digital comic series has been a wonderful idea and breathe of fresh air in many ways. Each issue has delivered a new set of voices to deliver their take on the popular character. A new round of holiday theme digital comics has been released with Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #17 celebrating Boxing Day! Yes, Boxing Day!

A crime has been committed and packages have been stolen that were supposed to go to orphans. Harley and Poison Ivy team up to find out who took them and save Christmas Boxing Day for the kids.

Writer Liz Erickson delivers an entertaining story that’s fun and goofy in all of the right ways. Opening with a fantastic poem, my only criticism is I’d like to have seen that carry through the entire issue. I’ll admit, it was a bit of a letdown from the issue opening with two pages of Christmas poetry to then shift to normal dialogue and storytelling. There’s a decent amount of humor and action mixed into the comic but overall, it plays things a bit more straight than some previous releases. That’s not a bad thing at all. It just shows how varied Harley Quinn can be and it’s still the character and her crazy antics.

Tom Derenick provides the art with lettering by Josh Reed. It’s again a different style and take on Harley and Ivy keeping each release from the series unique. There’s a bit more “realism” in this version toning down some of the crazier elements we’ve seen from other digital releases. It sticks to the three color look which works really well and overall delivers a bit more of a crime/action comic vibe to the visuals.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #17 is another solid entry into the digital series. It delivers another style and voice to Harley and really show how varied the character can be in the look and tone of her adventures. It’s also the rare comic celebrating Boxing Day… there should be more.

Story: Liz Erickson Art: Tom Derenick Letterer: Josh Reed
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #16

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red (2020-) #16

Written by Frank Tieri
Pencils Tom Fowler
Inks Tom Fowler
Color: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Digital Release Date December 22 2020

“’Twas The Night Before Quinn-mas”
Harley thought she was doing a good deed by busting up the ring of crooks that stole all of Coney Island’s Christmas presents – but when her Gang gets a little overzealous and the gifts all wind up roasting in an open fire, the task of replacing every single one lands in her distinctly un-Santa-like lap!

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red (2020-) #16

Review: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #15

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #15

“Happy Thanksquinning”! It’s a holiday treat as Harley Quinn returns to DC Digital Firsts with Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #15. The issue kicks off a new round of digital comics, all with a holiday theme. While Thanksgiving has come and gone, the issue left me longing for Turkey and pie… I guess puddin really.

Written by Sam Humphries, it’s Thanksgiving at Arkham Asylum. Harley and a group of inmates are brought together to celebrate the holiday and recount what they’re thankful for. Of course, there’s a riot and breakout giving Harley an excuse to escape and enjoy the season on the outside.

Humphries nails the tone of the issue. It features a style and voice that would fit perfectly into Batman: The Animated Series. The digital chapter feels like an adaptation of an episode. Like so many episodes it mixes humor and action and a bit of fun. But, most importantly Humphries nails the heart. In an issue without Batman, the story is focused on Harley and her actions and Humphries makes us care for the sometimes criminal.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #15 delivers the “awe” as Harley isn’t greeted with open arms by the public when she gets to the outside. It’s a rejection many of us can feel and have felt, especially this year, as we’re forced to make different plans for our holiday season and Thanksgiving. Where we might have spent it with family in the past, this year had many spending it alone or with new “family” unable to travel. There’s a lot we can relate to in that. And Humphries kicking things off with a lot of humor adds to the emotional punch of the latter part of the issue.

Stephen Byrne delivers the art with Troy Peteri on lettering. The art too is reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series. Combined with the story itself the issue has a “classic” feel to it. The art style breaks in some ways taking advantage of eagle-eyed views of Harley preparing for her escape during the riot chaos. There’s also a great use of the images by peppering in visual jokes throughout. Peteri helps as well giving many of the characters a “unique voice” through the lettering. The trio of creators together really evokes some nostalgia in a good way.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #15 is a welcome return of the digital comic series. To be able to get new chapters is a nice surprise and each looks to have a nice holiday theme to them. If this is an indication as to what’s to come, it’s a bright holiday season for Harley and our entertainment.

Story: Sam Humphries Art: Stephen Byrne Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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